Invigorate your body, mind and soul by taking dance classes with NORD.  We offer a variety of classes for youth, teens, adults and seniors of all skill levels at all recreation centers . Classes are free unless otherwise noted in the calendar descriptions. Register at your rec center of choice.

NOBA Center for Dance

The NORD/NOBA Center for Dance was founded in 1992 as a groundbreaking cultural and community partnership between the NORD and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) to make dance accessible to all school-age children. NORD/NOBA Center for Dance also offers classes for adults and seniors. more info

Casa Samba

Classes combine traditional music, vocals, theatre, dance and drumming to capture the spirit of Carnival in Brasil and Afro-Brasilian traditions and history. Registration is ongoing. Fees apply. For more information contact (504) 236-7479 or drealsambaman@yahoo.commore info


A variety free dance activities for people of all ages and skill levels at NORD rec centers and playgrounds. more info 

Dancing Grounds

Dancing Grounds (DG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing high-quality, inclusive, and accessible dance programs to New Orleans residents of all ages. Dancing Grounds uses dance as a vehicle for developing youth change agents, inspiring health and wellness, and promoting social justice. more info

Danze Fit NOLA 

A group of energetic instructors who teach Zumba at Gernon Brown.

Tekrema Center for Art & Culture 

Promotes the development and perseverance of African Diaspora art and culture through the performing and visual arts, humanities and special programming. For more information contact (504) 256-3043 or

N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company

N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company is dedicated to the documentation, research, promotion, and preservation of traditional African folklore. N'Kafu and Culu (Children) offers dance, song, and drum classes at Treme Recreation Community Center. For more information, contact Mariama Curry at (504) 430-0894.

L.Y.F.E. of Dance

LYFE of Dance programs encourages, motivates and guides young ladies in making proper life choices through the “Art of Dance”. Dance programs give members of the community an active, creative and engaging dance experience. more information contact (504) 272-4194 or

POSH Expressions

Posh Expressions offers performing arts training for young artists of all ages. Currently offering contemporary, modern, and hip/hop dance classes. For more information contact Monique Brogan at (504) 982-3407 or

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